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- 1. What is the correct term of addressing the the Pope? Your Holiness
- 2. Which actor played the role of Boromir in The Lord of the Rings? Sean Bean
- 3. Who was the first boxer to defeat Muhammad Ali? Joe Frazier
- 4. Robin Williams dressed in drag for which 1993 film? Mrs Doubtfire
- 5. What was Curly's proper name in Coronation Street? Norman Watts
- 6. In which book would you find the manservant Pas Partout? Around the world in 80 days
- 7. A Bactrian camel has how many humps? 2
- 8. Which Scandinavian country was the first to legalise abortion? Iceland
- 9. What is the collective noun for a small group of trees? Spinney
- 10. What was first crossed by tightrope by Charles Blondin in 1859? Niagara Falls
- 11. Which show did The Muppet's first regularly appear on? Sesame Street
- 12. How many rings are there on the face of a dartboard? 7 (including the ring that the numbers are on)
- 13. Which type of wind blows no good? An ill wind
- 14. How much are you paid if you hold an honorary post? Nothing
- 15. What is the only English anagram of the word catalogue? Coagulate
- 16. What is the staple food of one third of the worlds population? Rice
- 17. Who created the Muppets? Jim Henson
- 18. Was "St Trinnians" a school for boys or for girls? Girls
- 19. Which former Eastenders and Grange Hill actor appeared in The Bill? Todd Carty
- 20. What is a dried grape called? Sultana, the same as the wife of a Sultan.
'Around the world in 80 days' was probably the most popular of Jules Vernes' novels to be made into a movie, others of note were 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' and 'Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea'.
Jules Verne was born on February 8th, 1828 in Nimes, France. His father was an attorney and sent him to Paris to study law so he could follow in his fathers footsteps but Jules fell in love with literature instead. While he held a job at the Paris Stock Exchange, he wrote several plays and became secretary of the 'Theatre Lyrique', he also published short stories in the periodical 'Musee des Familles' which all came under the title 'Extraordinary Journeys'. He first became noticed internationally when, in 1862, Verne met Pierre-Jules Hetzel, who agreed to publish the first of Verne's 'Extraordinary Journeys' novels in 1863, namely, 'Five Weeks in a Balloon' which became an international best seller. His publisher, Hetzel, offered him a long term contract to write more scientific science fiction novels and Jules gave up his job at the stock market and began writing full time. The collaboration between Verne and Hetzel proved to be very successful with Jules publishing more than 60 works in the popular series of 'Extraordinary Journeys'.